Sunday, January 29, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263

7 PM Prayer Service

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Monday, January 30, 2017
11:30 AM EST
Holy Spirit Parish
2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-6369
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Holy Spirit School
2222 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


KARSAKAS – Mrs. Loretta P. Karsakas, aged 95, of Grand Rapids went to be with her Lord on January 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ted Kolen and Leonard Karsakas; and siblings, Herman Boruta, Florence Borek and Ruth Boruta. Loretta is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Debra Kolen; grandchildren, Kevin (Cristina) Stauffer, Lauren Stauffer, Josie Stauffer and Luke Stauffer; great-grandchildren, Lillianna, Ava and Madeline; many nieces and nephews; close friends, Coleen and Greg Kelly; and special neighbors, Michelle Cortez, Don Truszkowski, and Jeannett and Scott. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Holy Spirit Parish, 2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. Friends are invited to visit with her family Sunday from 6:30-8:30, with a Prayer Service at 7 PM, at Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes, 2102 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Holy Spirit School. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to archive a memory, photo, or sign the guestbook online.